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Ian Keatley one of four to sign new Munster deals
ESPN Staff
January 7, 2015
Ian Keatley in action against Saracens © Getty Images

Fly-half Ian Keatley has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Munster.

The 27-year-old is one of four players to sign new contracts with Cian Bohane, Shane Buckley and Jack O'Donoghue also re-signing. Keatley arrived at Munster ahead of the 2011-12 season and has established himself as their first-choice No.10 and has to date made 89 appearances for the province.

"We are extremely pleased that this group of players have committed their talents to the province," Munster boss Anthony Foley said. "Ian is into his fourth season with us and continues to grow, and impress. He leads by example with his commitment and attitude and we are fortunate to have him in our side. He showed great composure last week to kick in difficult conditions and like great tens before him he can certainly kick a drop-goal when needed!

"It is always rewarding when securing up and coming home-grown talent such as Bohane, Buckley, O'Byrne and O'Donoghue, and is a testament to what we have to offer here in Munster. We have guys that are highly sought after in a competitive environment and it's great for our squad to know that these guys want to contribute to their home province and compete for the jersey. We have only seen glimpses of what these young players can do and we look forward to guiding their development."

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